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Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
washington won't just talk about it. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on his call to action. >> reporter: it is a promise and says it's divergence for this president. before the connecticut school shooting he was usually generally neutral about anything related to the second amendment. today he not only called for action, he even gave a deadline for results and he wants some answers by january. >> we may never know all the reasons why this tragedy happened. we do know that every day since, more americans have died of gun violence. >> reporter: five days after the sandy hook shooting in newtown, president obama says our country needs more than gun control. we need a solution to stop the violence. that's why he is creating a new interagency task force led by vice president joe biden. >> this is not some washington commission. this is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside. this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. >> reporter: much of the political f
Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
action. >> san francisco mayor ed lee pushing for stronger regulations on certain types of ammunition. he is proposing a citywide ban on commercial sales of hollow point bullets. he also wants police notified when anyone in the city buys 500 or more rounds of ammunition at once. >>> san francisco police also announced plans for another gun buyback event afternoon last weekend's huge successful one. but cbs 5 reporter mark sayre shows us it may be impossible to keep one a huge spike in gun sales. >> this hand guard is attached by -- >> reporter: here at the bay area gun vault in mountain view the owner says business has been brisk. >> one of the most popular sellers, the ar-15 semi- automatic rifle. >> well, uhm, the government is wanting to ban certain types of rifles and they are very popular. and people have been caught on the fence of buying them are now pushed over to the edge where if i can't get them quick i will get them now. >> reporter: with fears of gun laws, gun owners an enthusiasts aren't taking chances. >> we have a ton of new buyers. people who never bought them before are
Dec 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
the president and congress take action, tax rates will go up on every american taxpayer and devastating the defense cuts will go into effect in 10 days. >> reporter: his bill would have extended tax rates for households making a million dollars a year. the president put the threshold at $400,000. the white house and democrats here on capitol hill are frustrated that speaker boehner spent the last several days pushing plan b instead of focusing on a bigger compromise. >> nobody can get 100% of what they want and this is not simply a contest between parties in terms of who looks good and who doesn't. >> reporter: disagreements over how much to raise taxes and cut spending continue to separate democrats and republicans. >> what the president has proposed so far simply won't do anything to solve our spending problem. >> reporter: both sides insist they are still committed to stopping the big tax hike coming at the end of the year. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> the failed efforts on the "fiscal cliff" sent the stock market sliding. the dow dropped more than 120 points. the nasd
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
this problem in the whole world, the only one. and that's why we need immediate national action from the president and from congress. it should be at the top of their agenda. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg also pushing for tougher national gun regulations. the mayor was surrounded today by dozens of people whose lived have been affected by gun violence. >>> and california could provide a reality check when it comes to a bitter fight over gun control laws. cbs 5 reporter grace lee tells us the state has its own history of gun tragedies, new laws and loopholes. grace. >> reporter: that's right. we may have some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. senator leland yee says we're not going far enough. his bill to add gun control actually failed last year. this time around, he is facing power gun rights lobbyists but says he is not afraid of a tough fight. 23 years ago the cleveland elementary school shooting left five kids dead and 29 wounded. it's now known as the stockton massacre. and it led to an outright ban on assault weapons in california. we though it couldn't get
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
survived the sandy hook shooting says it's time for action. >> we need to make this society safer if not for us, let's make it safer for our kids. >> we heard from the national rifle association today for the first time sinc the shooting. they said out of respect for the families and a matter of common decency we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. the nra says it's prepared to offer meaningful contributions to the renewed gun debate. cbs 5 reporter grace lee is live in hayward with a look at how bay area mayors are taking on guns. grace. >>> reporter: we came here to hayward to meet with the state treasurer phil lockyer and what we learned is that california had invested millions of dollars into a gun manufacturer the same gun manufacturer who made the firearm used in newtown connecticut. well, that has since been remedied but this is one of just several political maneuvers, one to distance themselves from gun manufacturers but several with politicians moving closer to "gun control." >>> reporter: in an open letter to the
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
of police officers, bud pyle decided to take action. >> but the number one thing we're looking for is somebody sitting in a car for a few minutes looking around or leaning on a car. >> reporter: pyle and several other volunteers from the eden neighborhood association are taking the concept of the neighborhood watch to a whole new level. >> i said, we're going to do it and starting tomorrow we're going to drive the neighborhood and every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we got volunteers to do it. >> reporter: pile of and his team members are focusing their driving patrols during the day because that's when home burglaries are occurring when many people are away at work and school. >> we're very well armed. we have a pad and pencil. we have a camera. and we have a cell phone. and if we see anything that we want acted on, we'll call the police 911. >> reporter: as san jose operates with fewer officers, spokesman jason dwyer says response times to property crimes have been going up. >> we understand we're still on the hook for responding to property crimes, burglaries, thefts, auto
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> the hour for immediate action >> here. it is now. >> glor: president obama speaks to the nation after speaking with congressional leaders. reports from major garrett and .ancy cordes. elaine quijano on the family heartbreak after russia's president bans all adoptions to americans. >> we ask president putin, please, can he set an alternate means but don't let me children suffer. >> glor: he met saddam hussein and made it look easy. david martin on the death of general norman schwarzkopf and what the world did not know thout him. and "on the road" with steve hartman as a man tries to save his wife of 56 years. an unusual request that gets a unrprising response. >> got two of them and i only need one. captioning sponsored by cbs
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
on the market. just a week ago. any action yet? >> yeah. on sunday we had an open house and torrential rains and we had 229 people through here. haven't seen numbers like that since 2006, 2007. >> that's ridiculous. >> reporter: we have low interest rates right now and there are a lot of houses on the market right now but places like san francisco, the peninsula, parts of contra costa county, it's starting to pick up? >> it is. right now with the money in silicon valley, and all of the biotechs, there's just a real demand for homes right in the central location. >> reporter: 808 for this house and you're telling me you have gotten offers already? >> we have eight offers. we are presenting offers tomorrow night at 6:00. we have given out over 60 packages and we anticipate as many as 25 or 30 offers. >> reporter: 25 offers on this house. they are going to go overprice. this is going to sell for how much? >> it will -- we're looking to get a million but it will sell in the nines that's for sure. >> reporter: a million for this house. they were asking 800,000. that's the state of affairs as f
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
legal standing in 60 days to sue them if they don't take action. what we frequently see happens is companies in those 60 days call us say hey, let's figure this out. >> he also says studies have shown children have the highest levels of flame retardant this is their bodies. >>> a dream house turns into a nightmare for one bay area woman. the unwanted houseguest that infested that home and their fight with the landlord to clean you the mess. -- to clean up the mess. >>> then the major milestone at the 49ers new santa clara stadium. mobile5 is live next. ,,,,,,,,,,,, this afternoon. ken bastida is live with moe 5 to explain. ken? >>> it's still far from finished but the 49er new stadium in santa clara hit a high point this afternoon. ken bastida live with mobile5 to show us. >> reporter: a real milestone, allen. you know, this stadium has been under construction for about 7 months now. believe it or not, it's about 30% finished. 16,000 steel beams put in place already. but none more important than the two that went up today. this is about 500 construction workers who showed up tod
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
to duck for cover. reporting in happy valley, oregon, bigad shaban cbs 5. >>> quick action by san francisco police saved a newborn's life. they were called to the providence baptist church shelter in the bayview overnight after a woman began pounding on the door. she was covered in blood and told the man who answered that she had had a baby but didn't have the infant with her. thinking she had been assaulted, the church worker called 911. >> she was a little hysterical. she was saying she wanted to come in she wanted to come in at first. and then when she came back with the baby, she did not want to come in. >> now, by the time police arrived, the woman had handed the baby off to a man. the infant was unresponsive. but officers were able to revive him with cpr. both mother and child were taken to sf general. the woman could face charges for child endangerment and abandonment. >>> checking other bay area headlines, a suspected drunk driver broke a toddler's crib in half when he smashed through her bedroom wall. it happened in san jose overnight. amazingly, the 2-year-old wasn't hur
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